MIAMI — Before the season started, a poll suggested the Miami Heat was the overwhelming favorite to win the NBA title, collecting a whopping 76 percent of ballots cast.
LOS ANGELES - After weeks of negotiations and intrigue, Doc Rivers has officially left the Boston Celtics for the Los Angeles Clippers.
Kevin Durant led the Thunder with his scoring - 27 points - and his encouragement of teammate Kevin Martin.
HOUSTON - Kevin Durant texted Kevin Martin after his terrible performance in Game 5 to send words of encouragement and tell him Durant knew Martin would bounce back Friday night.
Denver's Andre Iguodala, a former Wildcat, slams one in against Golden State. Iguodala led the Nuggets with 25 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists.
DENVER - Kenneth Faried put his foot down 48 hours after putting his size-16 sneaker through the wall in the visiting locker room in Oakland, sparking a debate about dirty play.
LOS ANGELES - Zach Randolph scored 10 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter and the Memphis Grizzlies capitalized on Blake Griffin's ankle injury to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 103-93 on Tuesday night, taking a 3-2 lead in their first-round playoff series.
Blake Griffin, left, and the Clippers feel they grew up last season in 11 postseason games, including a seven-game series win over Memphis.
LOS ANGELES - In a season of firsts for their franchise, the Los Angeles Clippers are opening the playoffs with a familiar foe.
On the last day of the NBA season Wednesday, Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony won his first scoring title, and Golden State's Stephen Curry set a record for three-pointers in a season.
The Lakers' Pau Gasol shoots over Houston's Terrence Jones. Gasol recorded his seventh career triple-double.
LOS ANGELES - Steve Blake scored 24 points, Pau Gasol added his seventh career triple-double, and the Lakers secured the West's No. 7 playoff seed with a 99-95 overtime win over Houston on Wednesday night.
Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki, right, scored 33 points at the other end and gets a hand in the face of the Clippers' Blake Griffin on defense.
DALLAS - Dirk Nowitzki scored a season-high 33 points, including the first eight in overtime, and the Dallas Mavericks beat one of the top four teams in the Western Conference on Tuesday night for the first time this season with a 109-102 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Ty Lawson scored 25 points, Andre Miller had 20 points and nine assists and the Denver Nuggets beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 114-104 Tuesday night to win a 13th straight game for the first time since joining the NBA.
LOS ANGELES - Kevin Durant added 31 points and drained the tiebreaking three-pointer with 13.7 seconds left as Oklahoma City seized control of the second-round series with a 103-100 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 4 on Saturday night.
Memphis Grizzlies' Marc Gasol defends against guard Chris Paul (3) of the Los Angeles Clippers. Paul led all scorers with 29 points
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - O.J. Mayo scored 10 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter, and the Memphis Grizzlies bounced back to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 105-98 on Wednesday night.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - Lakers forward Metta World Peace was suspended seven games by the NBA on Tuesday for throwing a vicious elbow at Oklahoma City's James Harden, meaning the Los Angeles starter likely will miss six playoff games.